Students' perception and acceptance of web-based tau echnologies: a multi-group pls analysis in romania and spain

Nuri B., Liliana M., Carlos H. G. , Katerina T.

EDUCATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, vol.25, no.5, pp.4437-4458, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10639-020-10170-y
  • Page Numbers: pp.4437-4458


The study is conducted on 558 under-graduate students in Romania and Spain to examine potential differences in perception and acceptance items towards using web-based technologies. The research model is based on the Internet Attitude Scale (IAS) and measures Perceived Enjoyment, Perceived Anxiety, Perceived Usefulness and Computer Self-Efficacy. Results from country-based group comparisons reveal significant differences in all four constructs, while gender does not seem to affect any of them. Multiple-group PLS analysis reveals similarities but also a couple of differences in the relationship paths for the Romanian and Spanish students. Overall, the examined model fits well in the combined-complete population.